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I'm soon to lower my MO on eibachs and i'm wondering if anyone else out there has encountered problems with arch rubbing etc with their eibach-lowered MO.... i've got 17" r90s if anyone's interested. Also, how much do eibach's lower a MO with standard suspension? some places say 20nmm but miniSpeed says "..up to 40mm" - whats the real figure?
 

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I have the AC springs which I believe are just re-badged Eibachs and I believe they are about a 30mm drop but have the Cooper S Sports suspension+..... Anyway, I have 18" wheels (without steering limiter) and have never had any running of any kind!

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whats this steering limiter?
 

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Oh its a small piece of kit that comes with the jcw wheels to limit the steering to prevent any rubbing etc.
 

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my MO is lowers on aftermarket 18's and eibachs (see gallery) no steering limiter (u only need it if you have the JCW wheels with the stupid offset) and i got no rubbing or nothing
 

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mgemie, I am also soon to get Eibachs, so I've read a bit about them. The drop is 20mm. I believe there is some confusion because they used to drop the MINI by 30mm, but not anymore. It's unlikely you'll experience rubbing, but you *may* get a slight scrape from the bits of plastic under the front bumper. I can't really describe them, so if you have no idea what I'm talking about, have a look under the front bumper! :p
 

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Sebby* mgemie, I am also soon to get Eibachs, so I've read a bit about them. The drop is 20mm. I believe there is some confusion because they used to drop the MINI by 30mm, but not anymore. It's unlikely you'll experience rubbing, but you *may* get a slight scrape from the bits of plastic under the front bumper. I can't really describe them, so if you have no idea what I'm talking about, have a look under the front bumper!

yeah, those funny lips at the edge of the front bumper...i'm expecting them to get scraped esp. when i drive across speed bumps...i just hope my neons aren't affected lol. My eibachs should be delivered tomorrow sometime...i'll be sitting in the office all day desperate to get home lol
 

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mgemie said:
yeah, those funny lips at the edge of the front bumper...i'm expecting them to get scraped esp. when i drive across speed bumps...i just hope my neons aren't affected lol. My eibachs should be delivered tomorrow sometime...i'll be sitting in the office all day desperate to get home lol
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Where and when are you having them fitted? I'll be interested to hear all about them and see some pics! :D
 

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MyWiniCooper,
Apparently excessive lowering (whatever that is) can affect the performance of the DSC according to the blurb given out by JCW describing their new sport suspension (which has only a 10 mm drop)......don't know why though, but I'm sure JCW are not telling porkies.
 

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Point taken Max, but it's only 20mm luckily... :)
 

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Eibachs are the way forward :)

I had a set on CoopRaNite and she handled like a dream, I guess a few more rattles with the build quality but i just turned the stereo up and drove her like she was kidnapped ;)

Still have them sitting in the garage if anyone is interested then PM me with an offer
 

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Speedd said:
Still have them sitting in the garage if anyone is interested then PM me with an offer
How many miles are on them? And how much are you looking for?
 

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Sebby* said:
:p

Where and when are you having them fitted? I'll be interested to hear all about them and see some pics! :D
ma eibachs came this morning in da post - as a result i sat at work all day waiting to go home :D :D not sure who am gonna get to fit them...probably someone round where i live but depends since i'm too busy worrying about someone else touchin ma motor lol

i'll be posting pics when its done...am due to have it colour -coded and a new 'xhuast fitted but that'll prob have to wait till '05 now..
 
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